I don’t know where this quote has been all my life, but I came across it in my copy 1,001 Meditations and found it so powerful. “Your playing small doesn’t serve you. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking.” – Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s words prompted me to think about the ways that I perhaps play small in my life, without realizing it. To meditate simply means to stop and think. I love this meditation to start off the week.